Charlestowne Hotels and Curio Collection by Hilton welcome The Foundry Hotel as the newest high-end, boutique property in Asheville, N.C. A historic preservation of the city’s former 20th-century steel foundry, the hotel joins Charlestowne’s portfolio of adaptive-reuse projects.
As The Foundry Hotel's management company, Charlestowne Hotels leads the property's ongoing operations, marketing and revenue management. It also oversees the hotel's food-and-beverage program in collaboration with chef John Fleer.
Located Asheville’s historic The Block neighborhood, The Foundry Hotel combines two new buildings with three structures from Asheville’s original foundry, which forged steel for regional sites such as The Biltmore Estate. Architectural components pay homage to the property’s roots, such as original brick and hardwood floors, the former pulley elevator on display, exposed beams, steel-star fastenings and industrial-style windows.
“The Foundry Hotel serves a growing tourism demand in the eclectic city of Asheville and expands the brand presence of Curio Collection by Hilton in the great state of North Carolina,” Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton, said in a statement. “The Foundry Hotel provides genuine Asheville experiences unlike any other, whether it be through the hotel’s distinctive architectural features, scenic views or locally-inspired food and beverage offerings.”
The property offers 87 guestrooms, including 12 suites ranging in size from 315 to 1,200 square feet. Guests also have access to on-site amenities including an elevated cocktail bar at Workshop Lounge, regionally inspired dining at Benne on Eagle and a retail marketplace. Groups can reserve 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space for weddings, meetings or corporate retreats, including a main courtyard curated by the North Carolina Arboretum.
“The Foundry Hotel breathes new life into an intrinsic piece of Asheville’s legacy and gives visitors a deeper connection to the destination,” Michael Tall, president and COO of Charlestowne Hotels, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Curio Collection by Hilton takes the quintessential Asheville experience one step further, combining the property’s storied history with elevated, five-star amenities.”
The Foundry Hotel joins Charlestowne’s collection of adaptive-reuse projects including The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens in St. Augustine, Fla.; The Fairlane Hotel in Nashville; Hotel Clermont in Atlanta; and The Bristol Hotel in Bristol, Va.